Fun weekend in Philadelphia. Fun road trip. Four out of six against two playoff contenders back east? Works for me. Now the boys return to Petco for a huge four-game series against Arizona. We can whine about the fact that the Diamondbacks are outperforming their Pythagorean record by 12 games or we can acknowledge the [...]
Game #107 time: 12:35 p.m. PT tv: none Go Padres!
Game #106 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD Go Padres!
Game #105 time: 7:05 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (6-5, 4.20) vs Brandon Webb (9-8, 3.23) pre: Padres.com Remember when Justin Germano was pitching well? Yeah, that was great. Go Padres!
Game #90 time: 1:40 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Justin Germano (5-3, 3.90) vs Brandon Webb (8-6, 3.37) pre: Padres.com, SI.com Brandon Webb’s GB/FB ratio is down a bit this year (3.18). That’s still extremely good, but it’s not as freakish as it was in ’05 (4.34) or ’06 (4.06). Webb is no less effective [...]
Game #89 time: 6:40 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Chris Young (8-3, 2.00) vs Livan Hernandez (5-5, 4.54) pre: Padres.com, SI.com I can’t stand watching Livan Hernandez pitch, but I have tremendous admiration for the guy. He has successfully taken Muhammad Ali’s rope-a-dope strategy and applied it to baseball. The results may be “aesthetically challenged,” [...]
Game #88 time: 6:40 p.m. PT tv: 4SD sp: Greg Maddux (7-6, 4.19) vs Doug Davis (5-10, 4.26) pre: Padres.com, SI.com Over the All-Star break, between episodes of Enterprise, I visited the Museum of San Diego History on Free Tuesday. I didn’t spend a lot of time there (a few too many busloads of kids), [...]
first pitch: 6:40 p.m. PT television: Channel 4SD matchup: Chris Young (2-1, 3.32 ERA) vs Livan Hernandez (1-1, 3.96 ERA) previews: Padres.com | SI.com I’ve been fixing stuff all day, so no analysis here. In case you missed them earlier, here are Thursday’s 1969 Revisited installment and morning recap. I could really use a win [...]
The story was supposed to be Jake Peavy‘s 16 strikeouts and complete dominance. The story was supposed to be Terrmel Sledge‘s opposite field home run off sinkerballer Brandon Webb. The story was supposed to be anything but what it became. It’s a credit to the Padres’ bullpen that a two-run lead headed to the eighth [...]
first pitch: 6:40 p.m. PT television: Channel 4SD matchup: Jake Peavy (3-0, 2.13 ERA) vs Brandon Webb (1-1, 4.00 ERA) previews: Padres.com | SI.com What am I supposed to do with four games worth of data from Jake Peavy? I want to analyze something, but it’s hard to tell which of these numbers are real. [...]